On Wednesday, the president-elect gave his first news conference in six months, from New York. During the session, he described his intention to quickly repeal and replace Obamacare, blasted reports that Russia has compromising intelligence on him and dismissed CNN…
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearing. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the…
By Stephen Braun, Associated Press
The director of the federal government's ethics agency criticised president-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning it over to his sons.
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
Donald Trump's choice as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, denied that he had pressed the U.S. to avoid sanctioning Russia over foreign-policy disputes. The record, though, is not so clear.
By Daniel Bush
The news conference left little doubt that the relationship between President-elect Trump and the press will be fraught with tension over the next four years.
By Bernard Condon and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Donald Trump's business will continue to pursue deals in the United States, though not abroad, while he is president, and he will relinquish control of the company, a lawyer who worked with the Trump Organization on the plan said Wednesday.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans.
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Economic gains are being "jeopardized" by aging infrastructure, rising highway fatalities, growing congestion and a failure to keep pace with emerging technologies, Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
By Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official says.
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